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Vancouver March for Social Housing: May 11, 2013

by dm gillis


Text from The Social Housing Coalition website:

Hundreds of people in nearly two-dozen different communities have been rallying every Saturday for months to STAND for social housing and to end homelessness in BC. The target of these actions has been the BC election, with hopes of making social housing an election issue.

Both the BC Liberals and BC NDP have blacked out social housing from their platforms, as though the housing crisis and more than 100,000 people facing homelessness did not exist.

On May 11th we will STAND before the election one more time to demand the parties act to end homelessness and the housing crisis in BC. All our communities will STAND together to march downtown with our red “Social Housing Now!” banners and show all the parties that our campaign is not finished and we’ll see them on the other side of the election.

This action is also part of a call from Quebec for actions for housing across Canada throughout May, calling on the federal government to create a national housing program. For more on the Canada-wide actions see:

Organized in Vancouver by Social Housing Coalition BC

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